Joe Arpaio is the former sheriff of Maricopa County who was pardoned by President Trump after he was found guilty of disobeying court orders that required him to stop the harassment of Latinos which was going on in the county. Arpaio never obeyed court orders which had been given in a case that happened in 2013.
There was a high number of people who were being harassed in his county, but he did nothing. In fact, he was behind the atrocities that were happening; he commanded his officers to go around the county looking for people who were not originally from the area. Anyone who was suspected of being an immigrant was treated with contempt. People were placed behind bars for crimes which could have been avoided. In the case of the sheriff, he supported every policy that wanted people who had been in the county illegally punished.
Joe Arpaio was the sheriff of the county for 24 years. It was surprising how he managed to be elected the sheriff for such a long time, but he was behind many atrocities in the county. What many people did not realize is that Joe Arpaio was using the immigration issue a tool of winning the seat.
He managed to convince the people that the immigrants were causing all the crimes that were happening in the county. All financial problems which were being experienced were associated with the immigrants. Through this strategy, Joe Arpaio managed to convince the conservatives that he was fighting for their rights. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
Joe Arpaio carried himself in a manner that showed that he thought that the natives were better than other people. His immigration policy has always been zero tolerance to immigrants. When he was the sheriff, he supported the birther movement which was aimed at stopping any kind of immigration into the United States.
The movement even made the then President Barack Obama to be subjected to humiliation after he was forced to reveal his birth certificate so that his identity could be verified. The current President Donald Trump started the birther movement. He was supported by Arpaio and others who thought that the immigrants needed to be kicked out of the country. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/lacey-larkin-speak-out-on-trump-pardon-of-arpaio-9879938
Arpaio was already doing the same in his county. Over a period of 24 years, he was committing crimes that amounted to a violation of human rights. He ruled with an iron fist making everyone in the county to feel the pressure. Not only the immigrants were being subjected to atrocities, but even innocent people who dared to expose or to confront him were also dealt with aggressively. Lacey and Larkin were two of these people.
After exposing the sheriff, they found themselves on the wrong side with the sheriff. They were discriminated against and subjected to arrest in the middle of the night. They were placed in concentration camps where the immigrants use to be placed. Luckily for them, they knew their rights and were not afraid of the sheriff, they took him to court and were given a compensation of $3.75 million.